Written by: Kelly Sue Deconnick Art by: Miguel Mendonça
Wedding bells? More like wedding hells, as Mera’s nuptials ignite a war across the Seven Kingdoms. Arthur, Orm, the Trench, Xebel, and more battle not just for the crown but for the future of Atlantis and beyond. Stuffed to the gills with characters and action, this all-out undersea brawl will leave readers gasping for air!
Written by: Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis, Peter J. Tomasi, Grant Morrison, Dan Jurgens, Mariko Tamaki, Greg Rucka, Scott Snyder, Marv Wolfman, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Tom King Art by: Jim Cheung, José L. García López, Lee Bermejo, Dan Jurgens, Jamal Campbell, Dan Mora, Ivan Reis, Emanuela Lupacchino, Riley Rossmo, Eduardo Risso, Chip Zdarsky, David Marquez, Chris Burnham
Light the Bat-Signal, because Detective Comics #1027 is here! In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27, this special, book-size celebration brings you the biggest names in comics as they chronicle the most epic Batman adventures Gotham City and the DC Universe have ever seen! The World’s Greatest Detective has a mountain of cases to crack: Who murdered Gotham’s most corrupt police officer? What does The Joker’s annual visit mean for Bruce Wayne? And most importantly, what WayneTech mystery will sow the seeds of the next epic Batman event? All this and more await you within the pages of the biggest Batman issue of them all!
DC‘s Dark Nights: Death Metal has been hinted at changes for the DC line once the event wraps up and we may be seeing the likely steps for whatever launches after with numerous titles ending in November.
Already announced ending in October are Batgirl, Batman and the Outsiders, and Justice League Odyssey. In November Teen Titans, Young Justice, Suicide Squad, Hawkman, and John Constantine: Hellblazer will all end. A few other mini-series will end as well. Teen Titans is the longest-running of the bunch while Suicide Squad had only recently seen a relaunch. I’d also expect a merging of Young Justice and Teen Titans into a new series down the line as well based on some recent issues and what has been said within.
Aquaman will see writer Kelly Sue DeConnick wrap up her run on the series with Aquaman #65 but the series will not be ending.
The decision to end these titles is not related to recent shakeups at the publisher as these decisions are usually made well in advance of solicitations. Further, whatever DC’s focus in the future, most likely digital and original graphic novels, is still being laid out and worked on and we won’t see the fruit from that labor for many more months.
What is likely happening is the shift to whatever is launching after Dark Nights: Death Metal ends. The event has DC’s superheroes dealing with their latest “crisis” and now in all three issues statement about recreating the multiverse have been made. It’s likely numerous new titles will spin out of the event when it wraps up in January(ish).
We won’t likely know exactly what that is though for a few more months and plans can change quickly.
When DC announced that Detective Comics #1027 would feature some of comics’ greatest storytellers, there was also mention that this must-have comic book would contain …”a few early hints at what’s in store for the future of the Caped Crusader!”
DC also said that fans would have to wait until September 15 to find out, but that’s not fair, so here’s a first look at two stories revealing more about what’s to come, not just the Dark Knight, but all of the DC Universe!
Written by Dan Jurgens with layouts and finished art by Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan, “Generations: Fractured” pits Batman against a would-be gang of museum vandals, led by Calendar Man. As the Dark Knight tries to stop him from torching priceless artifacts, a mysterious flash of light appears to break reality, and Batman finds that everything is different in Gotham, as he’s transported back to 1939!
Eisner award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Dan Mora teamup to tell a tie-in story to “The Joker War.” In “A Gift,” The Joker’s attack on Batman and Gotham City leaves a GCPD officer dead. His partner identifies the perpetrator as the Caped Crusader, swearing that he’ll bring him to justice. This tragedy forces Batman to reluctantly open the pages of a mysterious “black casebook,” the contents of which are yet to be known.
Hardcore Batman fans can look forward to some of their favorite writers and artists taking part in this landmark issue, including Greg Rucka/Eduardo Risso, Grant Morrison/Chris Burnham, James Tynion IV/Riley Rossmo, Tom King/Walter Simonson, and Scott Snyder/Ivan Reis. They’re also joined by Kelly Sue DeConnick with John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson, Marv Wolfman/Emanuela Lupacchino/Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Michael Bendis/David Marquez and more top creators!
Detective Comics #1027 arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, September 15 with a retail price of $9.99.
Written by: Kelly Sue Deconnick Art by: Miguel Mendonça
For whom the wedding bells toll, Arthur? They do not toll for thee! It’s a race to the chapel, as Mera is awake and betrothed, but who is the groom, and why isn’t he Arthur? There is a greater mystery at work, and Jackson makes a deep-seadiscovery-but not before a depth-defying battle with Orm! Speaking of Ocean Master, he’s bringing all of Dagon to the wedding ceremony, and the Seven Kingdoms will never be the same again!
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Robson Rocha In Shops: Jun 24, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Mera wakes up from her coma more powerful than ever before…but finds her kingdom in absolute peril! Meanwhile, with Ocean Master hell-bent on kidnapping the infant Princess Andy to assert his power, Aquaman takes his daughter on the run-as far away from the water as he can manage!
Light the Bat-signal, because Detective Comics #1027 is headed your way this September 15! In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, this special 144-page celebration is poised to truly spotlight the “Detective” in Detective Comics. Batman and his allies will have a mountain of mysteries to solve, taking them from the seediest corners of Gotham City to the farthest reaches of the DC universe, plus a few early hints at what’s in store for the future of the Caped Crusader!
A book of this magnitude deserves the best storytellers in comics and a must-read lineup of DC’s most prolific writers and artists are rising to meet the challenge, including Greg Rucka/Eduardo Risso, Grant Morrison/Chris Burnham, Tom King/Walt Simonson, James Tynion IV/Riley Rossmo, Peter J. Tomasi/Brad Walker, Dan Jurgens, Marv Wolfman/Emanuela Lupacchino, and Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Michael Bendis/David Marquez, Mariko Tamaki/Dan Mora, Scott Snyder/Ivan Reis, Kelly Sue DeConnick/John Romita Jr and Klaus Janson, and Matt Fraction/Chip Zdarsky.
Detective Comics #1027 also includes “tribute” art from fan-favorite artists, including, José Luis García-López, Jamal Campbell, Lee Bermejo, and Jorge Jiménez, among others. An extensive variant cover program is planned for this landmark issue, including a series of ten variants spotlighting both friends and foes of Batman, and an extensive program of retailer-exclusive variant covers.
Detective Comics #1027 arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers beginning Tuesday, September 15, 2020. This must-have collectible sells for $9.99.
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Robson Rocha (CA) Tyler Kirkham In Shops: May 27, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Underwater fishticuffs! It’s a battle royal as Orm’s army, a bloodthirsty elemental,and Arthur go fin-to-fin-to-fin over the future of Atlantis’s heir apparent. Alarm bells are ringing, and Mera better wake up soon, lest the kingdom come undone!
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (CA) Daniel Henriques (A/CA) Robson Rocha In Shops: Mar 18, 2020 SRP: $3.99
There’s a baby in the water, and the sharks are circling! Mera lies comatose following the birth of her child, and when it becomes clear that he who has the royal baby has royal power, Aquaman must flee with his young daughter. But will he be able to escape Ocean Master, who’s been sharpening his trident as well as his plans for takeover with a loyal new army at his back? The hunt is on…and everything Arthur holds dear hangs in the balance!
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques In Shops: Feb 19, 2020 SRP: $3.99
In this issue, Mera and Aquaman welcome their very own Aquababy! In the wake of Black Manta’s attack on Amnesty Bay, Aquaman encounters a new crisis when Mera unexpectedly goes into labor…and things don’t look good for the queen of Atlantis. Don’t miss this historic, emotional issue that kicks off a bold new era for Aquaman!